Gang Attacks UNILORIN Prof, Wife, Son Inflicting Machete Cuts (photo)

Physinews Reports: A three-man robbery gang has attacked a
professor in the Faculty of Education, University
of Ilorin, Kwara State, Prof. Abdullahi Onimisi.
The men also attacked the don’s wife and son,
whose names had yet to be ascertained.


The Commissioner of Police, Kwara State Police
Command, Mr. Olusola Amore, on Thursday
said the victims were inflicted with machete
cuts, adding that the don received severe cuts
and was admitted in an undisclosed hospital.

Amore, while parading the suspects at the
command’s headquarters in Ilorin, the Kwara
State capital, identified them as Onimisi’s
former driver, Opeyemi Esan; Benjamin Musa
and Olusegun Omoyajowolo.

He added that Esan, who had been sacked by
the don, came from Lagos after recruiting Musa
and Omoyajowolo to attack the don and his
family.

Amore said, “The professor told us that he was
attacked by the three men, who were armed
with machetes, and that they carted away his
valuables, including a Toyota Muzzle Camry.
THE GANG

“Acting on intelligence report, the command’s
Anti-Robbery Squad raided an identified black
spot on Unity Road, Ilorin, arrested the suspects
and recovered all the stolen items.”
Esan said the gang robbed Onimisi because he
allegedly owed him one month’s salary.


Meanwhile, the state command of the Nigeria
Security and Civil Defence Corps paraded a
former territorial manager of the Nigerian
Telecommunications Limited, Mr. Benedict
Uwulekhue, along with 11 other suspects for
alleged vandalism, criminal conspiracy and
illegal sale of equipment of NITEL.


The Commandant, Kwara State Command,
NSCDC, Mr. Pedro Ideba, said the suspects
included three security men, adding that the
security men had confessed to the crime.


He added that some vandalised high-tension
cables, transmitter and transformer belonging
to NITEL were allegedly sold to two buyers in
Ilorin.

The commandant said the buyers could not
produce documents to authenticate ownership
of the items.

He added that it was during a search in one of
the buyers’ house that two industrial generators
belonging to the government were also
discovered.

He said, “NITEL still has some
telecommunication equipment on its premises
in Ilorin. The men stole from the equipment and
offered N140,000 bribe to NSCDC personnel to
stop criminal investigation into their alleged
offences.”

The 62-year-old former NITEL territorial
manager claimed that he decided to move out
the equipment from NITEL premises for
safekeeping, but was forced to sell the
equipment by prospective buyers.

The two buyers, Ugwuma Marcelius and
Chukwudi Mba, said they bought the items from
auction sale organised by the National
Telecommunications Commission in April, and
claimed that they had documents to prove that
the equipment were bought during the auction.

They claimed to have bought the generators for
N650,000 each, while the NITEL transmitter
and high-tension cables were bought for
N700,000.